Georgia Trend - May 2008

A True Original

Many politicians get elected to the Georgia General Assembly and do little besides occupy a chair on the House floor. A few, however, actually bring some original thought to the political process. One such lawmaker was Kil Townsend, a New…

Food, Glorious Food

Will Harris is a proud fifth-generation cattleman standing astride three centuries. His great-grandfather bought White Oak Pastures farm in Early County, near Bluffton, in 1866, after what he called the “Northern invasion.” Some of Harris’ cows are descendants of his…

Hallowed Grounds

There’s only one place in the state where you can have a wedding ceremony conducted in the presence of Georgia golfing legend Bobby Jones and Gone With The Wind author Margaret Mitchell – Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. A cemetery wedding may…

A New Age On Ag Hill

Beverly Sparks grew up the daughter of a bug man in the heart of south Georgia’s agricultural swath. Her father, an entomologist for the United States Depart-ment of Agriculture (USDA) in Tifton, made a habit of taking his work home…

Chuck Eaton: Power Source

Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton, an Atlanta Republican elected in 2006, is serving a yearlong term as chairman of the body that regulates public utilities in Georgia. He will preside over hearings later this year after Georgia Power Company, which…

Fannin County: A Brand New Economy

The shifting fortunes of North Georgia’s Fannin County are reflected in the narrow main street that cuts through the thriving town of Blue Ridge. Cars line both sides of the thoroughfare, with many bearing out of county and out-of-state license…

Banks County: Making Preparations

A few minutes on Google Maps shows what officials in Banks County are grappling with. The differences between the satellite images of the county’s two exits on Interstate 85 in northeast Georgia couldn’t be more stark. Exit 149, the interstate’s…